About Meadowlake

Meadowlake Pet Resort & Training Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality, healthiest and most fun-loving care for pets and the parents who love them. Our country setting welcomes you with acres of green play yards, a relaxing spa, luxurious cottages, suites and a large activity center to meet all your pet’s needs. Meadowlake Pet Resort & Training Center in Houston, TX will quickly become your pet’s favorite place to play, learn and feel loved.


Our History

The opening of Meadowlake in June 2009, was a culmination of over five years of research, by Carroll Ray.  Creating the most state-of-the-art facility, recruiting a caring and motivated staff, and developing top operational procedures to help insure the safety and comfort of all Meadowlake pet guests was her top priority.  Meadowlake has received multiple awards over the last six years such as Best Boarding, Best Daycare, Best Training, Best Grooming and Friendliest staff by Houston Pet Talk Magazine and Pearland’s Journal. In addition Meadowlake is a five time winner of the Best of Distinction Award through the BBB.  In 2014, Meadowlake Pet Resort became Meadowlake Pet Resort and Training Center as we developed the most successful dog training program in Pearland and among the top in the Houston area. Our training has improved the lives of hundreds of families and strengthened the bond between pet and pet parent.

Meet Our Team

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Carroll Robertson Ray

 A native Houstonian and life–long animal lover, Carroll is the proud mom of Rose and Lex Hochner and Harley, her rescue Goldendoodle. She has been an active business woman all her life. Carroll studied the kennel business extensively before assembling a team of dedicated experts to assist in the design, construction and staffing of her own unique pet resort, named after her favorite childhood street. Carroll is involved with many Houston area community organizations including; the University of Houston, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Houston Ballet Foundation, the Neuhaus Center and many more.

Laura Koch

Laura Koch
Executive Manager

Laura’s career with animals began at the tender age of 14 when she began work at a pet store. Her many years of animal care experience include shelters and zoos, most notably the Houston Zoo – with over 4,500 animals for whom Laura helped provide sanitary housing, meals, medical care, training and even education. Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Laura moved to Houston in 2004. Her family includes her husband Dave, daughter Savannah, son Aaron, Boston Terrier Fenway, Rottweiler mix Lambeau, and Great Dane Cava. She is delighted to be part of the Meadowlake family and to provide exceptional care and love to all the animals at their “home away from home.”

Our Excellent Staff


Jan Baez

Operations Manager


Francisco Melendez

Guest Service Associate

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Earl Hammond

Lodging Assistant Manager


Kelly Ward

Reservation Specialist


Lisa Kaune

Training Manager

Paige Varvel

Paige Varvel

Daycare Manager

Cammie Gilbert

Cammie Gilbert

Marketing Manager


Crista Torres

Guest Service Associate


Natalie Rodman

Lodging Supervisor


Donna Barnes

Reservation Specialist


Jeff Postle



Harley Meade

Guest Services Manager

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Leigh Leggett

Guest Service Associate

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Kristin Gefroerer

Lodging Supervisor

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Carol Theriot

Reservation Specialist


Milissa Allen

Pet Groomer

Brandi Hopkins

Brandi Hopkins

Lodging Manager


Jennifer Johnson

Guest Service Associate

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Andre Darden

Lodging Supervisor


Teresa Gorman

Reservation Specialist

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Dyllan Molina

Pet Groomer